With New Canaan Softball’s 60% increase in participation this past spring season, the parents and players brought an influx of positive energy and enthusiasm to the fall season with a 78% increase from grades K-8. With this spike in participation, the young Lady Rams brought fresh energy to the program and had great success.

The New Canaan Juniors (14U), sponsored by Swirl, ended a strong fall season by sweeping through Rowayton, Darien and Westport teams in division pool play to face an undefeated Stratford in the fall season championship game. Juniors attacked in the first inning, shocking their opponent, eventually toppling Stratford 10-5. Solid pitching, base-running and hitting carried the team to victory.

With players new to softball and this division, the New Canaan Majors team played some hard-fought softball in each and every game. With seven games decided by one run and a few come-from-behind victories, this team showed resolve throughout this exciting regular season. The ladies, sponsored by Pennyweights Jewelry, finished with a 6-5-1 record.

After a winning record in the regular season, the New Canaan Softball Minors (10u) Red team, finished up playoffs with a formidable 17-6 post-season win over Rowayton, clinching the division championship! Each and every girl made significant contributions throughout the season and played hard until the end. The team was sponsored by Cherry Street East.

The New Canaan Softball AAA (9U) team, sponsored by She La La, capped their fall season with an impressive 8-1 post-season win over Westport Red. It was the perfect end to an undefeated season for these girls who worked hard, played tough and had an amazing attitude throughout.

New Canaan Softball’s AA (8U) program consisted of two teams, sponsored by Frangione Engineering and Darien Orthodontics. Working off the momentum of a strong Spring 2016 season, these fall players each held winning records and ended their season by hosting the first ever Great Pumpkin Smash Softball tournament at Waveny Park. Darien, Rowayton, Ridgefield and Orange, CT’s 8u teams joined in for the fun, which included a cross-town team building, pinata pumpkin smash.

The Rookies Division consisted of 17 first grade and kindergarten girls who met every Saturday at Waveny Park for a clinic and scrimmage. Due to the enthusiasm of the players, as well as many parents new to the program, three games against other towns were added to the schedule. The girls had fun learning the game and cheering for their teammates.

A special thank you goes out to 2016 local sponsors: Camsan Electric, Pennyweights, GoGo Fit, Darien Orthodontics, New Canaan Pediatric Dentistry, She LaLa, Frangione Engineering, Togs, Hoyt Livery, Modell’s, Swirl and Cherry Street East.

To learn more about the league check out the next month for details regarding Winter Clinics and Spring Registration at: http://newcanaansb.leag1.com or by visiting the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NewCanaanSoftball/.